As voted on by Del Norte High teachers, administrators, community members and the Del Norte Triplicate, the senior male and female athletes of the year, Blair Westbrook and Brittany Maready, were honored at the Del Norte scholarship banquet on June 6.
Brittany Maready's talents for scoring in two sports propelled the Del Norte High basketball and volleyball teams in the 2012andndash;13 school year. As an outside hitter, Maready was a major contributor to the Warriors as they qualified for the California Interscholastic Federation North Coast Section playoffs. As a guard/forward on the girls basketball team, Maready was the leading scorer on the most successful Warriors squad in four seasons, helping to snap a two-year winless streak in Humboldt-Del Norte Big 5 League play. In a class replete with talented senior female athletes, Maready's scoring prowess stands out.
A rarity among male athletes at Del Norte High is the existence of the three-sport athlete. As a senior, Blair Westbrook fashioned himself into an integral piece of all three Warriors teams he participated with. Westbrook started along the offensive line for the Del Norte football team, hustled for the basketball team as a reliable seventh man and excelled on the tennis team as the Warriors' No. 1 singles player. Westbrook's greatest athletic triumph in the 2012andndash;13 academic year came in the Humboldt-Del Norte League Boys Tennis doubles competition, as he and his younger brother, sophomore Alec Westbrook, made the finals in that event.